The Camden Continentals did not actually begin in Camden. In 1850, an ancestor of the current corps director
Jeff Waterman, Alanson White organized a fife and drum corps in Taberg, NY. The Corps was active in Civil War
drills and trained Army units. In high demand in their time, the Taberg Fife and Drum Corps played at political
rallies and patriotic celebrations, including the inauguration of President Ulysses S. Grant.
In 1947, the Corps moved to Camden and became the Camden Continentals and is the only fife and drum corps in
Central New York. The Camden Continentals last hosted the National Fife and Drum Muster in 1992 and will
be hosting this event again in 2016.
The Camden Continental Fife and Drum Performing